A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Growing productivity: a new challenge for an old system
2 June 2017
16:30

Achieving high productivity against a background of accelerating technological development is a key challenge for many countries. Labour mobility and rapid adaptation of staff training systems to the global transformation in markets are stimulating the growth of ‘high-performance workplaces’. According to OECD data for 2016, Russia is performing less than half as well as more efficient economies in this respect. New demands on the real sector workforce are emerging faster than the existing vocational training system can produce specialists. What model of workforce training should be implemented in the context of contemporary challenges? What is the appropriate division of responsibilities between government bodies and private companies in this respect? Can it be left to companies to train their workforces themselves? How can the interests of employers be reconciled with those of countries, and those of individual workers trying to achieve success in their chosen profession? What must be done to avoid a gap between training and the practical application of skills? How can a balance be found between the challenges of growing productivity and the interests of business and people? What might an effective mechanism for ensuring workforce-led industrial growth, following the best foreign practices, look like?

Date
02.06.2017
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
16:30
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